SPRINGDALE, ARK. — Tyson Foods recently announced it is partnering with Rx Savings Solutions to provide a free, confidential online tool that allows workers and their covered dependents ways to pay less for prescription drugs covered through the company’s health plan.
The software examines the medications a member takes and finds lower-cost options to treat the same conditions. The savings can be generic, less expensive forms of a name-brand drug or various options based on prescriptions taken.
“This initiative is part of our work to promote a culture of wellbeing, and ultimately, build a healthier workforce,” said Johanna Söderström, executive vice president and chief human resources officer for Tyson Foods. “It’s designed to help our people better understand the prescription drug options available to them and ways they can save money.”
All recommendations are sent to users via email, text message, app notification, phone or direct mail to all employees who opt into the program before they purchase prescription drugs.
“We are delighted to work with Tyson in improving the health and wellbeing of their team members,” said Michael Rea, a clinical pharmacist who founded and currently leads Rx Savings Solutions. “We established Rx Savings Solutions to bring transparency to the world of prescription drugs and remove its complexity, so consumers can make the most educated choices about where, how and at what price they purchase medications. By working together, we not only offer options for affordability, but importantly overall better health.”
Tyson said it requires all regular, full-time employees who have completed 59 days of employment to have health care coverage through either company-sponsored health plan or through a family members plan.